“Joggers bounce up and down at stoplights. Runners just stand there looking pissed off,” says one of my now-favorite Facebook memes.
When I read that back in November, I was both embarrassed and inspired. I bounced up and down at stoplights, I guess to try to keep my heart rate up while waiting for a green light. That meme changed my life. I didn’t want to be a jogger, I wanted to be a runner.
Now I stand still at stoplights.
Every time I run — whether it’s a distance run, hill repeats, speed drills or a race — makes me closer to becoming the runner that I want to be...